Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

Flashback Weekend

Chicago Horror Con

August 2-4, 2024

Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago
Rosemont, IL

Flashback Weekend 2017 Schedule

Screening of Synapse Films' 4K Restoration of SUSPIRIA

AMC ROSEMONT 18 (formerly Muvico)
9701 Bryn Mawr. Ave. Rosemont, IL 60018

Just a short walk from the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (on the North side of the Parking Garage)

Synapse Films and Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention are proud to announce a special advance screening of the exclusive Synapse Films 40th Anniversary 4K restoration of Dario Argento's masterpiece SUSPIRIA. The 4K screening will be held at the AMC Rosemont 18 (formerly Muvico) located in Rosemont, IL on Friday August 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm.

This eagerly awaited restoration was performed by Synapse Films with the full cooperation, supervision and approval of the film’s original Cinematographer, Luciano Tovoli. SUSPIRIA is beautifully restored from the original fully uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative and is presented with the original 4.0 discrete sound mix not heard since the original theatrical release in 1977. Presented in a 4K DCP Presentation.

Tickets are available HERE

AMC Rosemont 18 (Formerly Muvico)

Outdoor Screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Robert Englund and our Dream Master cast guests introduce an outdoor showing of “NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER” (1996) on a giant screen on Saturday, August 5, 2017. This event requires a separate ticket and seating is limited, so get your tickets now!


Saturday Afternoon at the Crowne Plaza: The 12th Annual Sinister Visions COSTUME CONTEST

The 2016 Costume Contest Winners with Svengoolie and Sinister Visions' Chad Savage

Join us in the Crowne Plaza Ballroom 1 on Saturday August 5 at 4:20 pm in your favorite ghoulish costume for our 12th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest and compete for fun and prizes! The contest will be hosted by Chicago Television legend “SVENGOOLIE”! All ages welcome!

Prizes are awarded for First, Second and Third Place, and there's a Kids Category for ages 12 & under. Winners are determined by audience applause.

This event is sponsored by Sinister Visions inc.

THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION: Contestants should start assembling outside of the room in which the event will be held (it'll be in the program at the show) starting 30 minutes prior to the event. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.

Special Screening of The Adventures of Kitty Zombie

Join Zombie Army Productions and Kitty Zombie himself at 5:00 pm in the Crowne Plaza Ballroom 1 for a special screening of the pilot episode of The Adventures of Kitty Zombie!

The Adventures of Kitty Zombie

Click HERE to Purchase Your Celebrity Photo Op Ticket!

Friday August 4, 2017

Crowne Plaza
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Registration Booth Open
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Dealers room open (Ballrooms 2-5)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 2-5)

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Celeb Photo Ops - Separate tickets required

AMC Rosemont 18 (Formerly Muvico) Located on the north side of the parking garage
10:30 pm | SUSPIRIA 4K RESTORATION Synapse FIlms' 4K restoration by Don May Jr. & Gerry Chandler.
Separate ticket required! Get yours HERE.

Saturday August 5, 2017

Crowne Plaza
9:30 am - 5:45 pm | Registration Booth Open
10:00 am - 6:45 pm | Dealer room (Ballrooms 2-5)
10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 2-5)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Svengoolie autograph signings - Location TBA

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
11:00 am - 3:30 pm | Celeb Photo Ops - Separate tickets required

Crowne Plaza Ballroom 1
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Bloody Disgusting presents World of Death episodes
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Ken Kirzinger, Katharine Isabelle, Jesse Hutch, Paula Shaw Q & A
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Sean Patrick Flanery & David Della Rocco Q & A
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Lance Henriksen Q & A
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Cerina Vincent Q & A
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Curtis Armstrong Q & A
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Nancy Loomis Q & A
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Lisa Wilcox. Danny Hassel, Kelly Jo Minter, Ricky Dean Logan, JoAnn Willette Q & A
4:20 pm - 5:00 pm | 12th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie
5:00 pm | Screening of Zombie Army Productions' "The Adventures of Kitty Zombie", hosted by the show's creators/producers and Kitty Zombie himself!

Crowne Plaza Lower level - Midway Room - Movie Screenings
12:00 pm | The Boondock Saints
2:00 pm | Cabin Fever
4:00 pm | Freddy vs. Jason
6:00 pm | Near Dark

Crowne Plaza Outdoor Courtyard
8:15 pm | Giant Screen Outdoor Movie! “NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER”. Introduced by Robert Englund and the DREAM MASTER cast, featuring Tuesday Night singing "Nightmare" LIVE!
*Separate ticket required
10:45 pm* | Zombie Army After Party! All Flashback Weekend attendees are invited to party the night away with Zombie Army Productions, featuring a performance by Ron Fitzgerald's Dark Illusion Magic Show!
*Approximate - whenever the movie ends, the party starts!

Sunday August 6, 2017

Crowne Plaza
10:30 am - 4:00 pm | Registration Booth Open
11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Dealer room (Ballrooms 2-5)
11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 2-5)

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
11:15 am - 4:00 pm | Celeb Photo Ops - Separate tickets required

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley Q & A
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Victoria Price Q & A
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | George A. Romero tribute
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Rob Zombie favorites - Lew Temple, William Forsythe Q & A
2:00 pm –2:30 pm | Scotchworthy Productions presents World of Death episodes


Times and Events Subject to Change